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The Rabbi Who Prayed with Fire
Congregation Beth Abraham expected their newest rabbi to sing some songs and go to an environmental rally. But Vivian Green has other ideas. She wants her flock to engage meaningfully with their city-special mayoral elections, interfaith breakfasts, fights for affordable housing and all. Also, she would like just one night off to go dancing in the leather boots that make h ...more
Published February 9th 2021 by Ladiesladies Press
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Great conceit...picking up on a detective series from the 1960s with a rabbi as the investigator, but this time having a young, queer, rabbi from Providence as the hero. Definitely had the familiar characteristics of the genre...sidekicks, red herrings, late night threats, etc. Appreciated the setting of Providence and the internal politics of congregational leadership. Would absolutely read another volume in this series.
wow !! I feel like this book is about me, or what rather, what I aspire to be — a mystery novel about organizing a synagogue in solidarity with communities of color, dismantling wealth as power, & featuring a queer female rabbi? yes please. will be talking about this book for years to come.
Kellye Garrett's first novel, Hollywood Homicide, was released in August 2017 and won the Agatha, Anthony, Lefty, and Independent Publisher...
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